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Foods and Oils That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

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Steer clear of these disease-carrying pests without harmful chemicals.

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As we move into the warmer months of summer, there’s plenty of outdoor fun to be had. However, with outdoor fun comes the inevitable and inescapable presence of mosquitos. Whether you’re worried about contracting the ever-looming Zika virus or fearful of an itchy bug bite, it’s important to know the best ways to repel mosquitos. Instead of slathering yourself in potentially harmful chemical repellants, take advantage of natural foods and oils to keep the pests away this mosquito season.

While some swear by rubbing slivers of garlic and onion directly on their skin, this may be more effective in repelling other humans. You have better (less smelly) options:

– Lemon eucalyptus oil has been shown to be just as effective at repelling insects as DEET, a popular synthetic chemical. If you don’t have eucalyptus, any citrus fruit, specifically oranges or lemons…

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Mom of two who loves crafts, DIY, gardening and cooking. Finding ways to make life a bit easier and stress free to share and hopefully help someone else have a good day.

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